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Employment law updates for October 2014

Looking for information about employment law updates for October 2014?  Here are two key ones to look out for. What’s happening? National Minimum Wage rates will increase from 1st October. Does it matter to me? If you employ apprentices and pay them the apprenticeship rate or if you employ anyone at the minimum wage rate, […]

Alcohol in the workplace

Sometimes, dealing with issues in the workplace can be really straightforward.  Poor timekeeping.  Absence without leave.  Off sick every Friday (to get ready for the weekend) and every Monday (to recover from it).  It’s relatively, although not always of course, straightforward to identify that there is a problem and what to do about it. However, […]

New statutory rates 2014

Every April sees a small increase in statutory rates applying to every business with employees. If you have staff off on sick leave, on maternity or paternity leave, you need to know what the current rates are so you can make sure you’re paying them correctly. In brief, the new statutory rates 2014 are as […]

Jason goes back to the classroom – again!

Peterborough Regional College (PRC) has been delivering a project called ‘Essentials for Employment’ on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.  The college has developed a programme designed to develop young people’s awareness of what to expect from the workplace and what skills and personal attributes employers value. The College have been working on a range of […]

Interview techniques – telling it like it is to Year 11 students in Peterborough!

Last week saw us being invited to Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough to work with groups of their Year 11 students.  The Academy is committed to working with the community and local businesses to support learning and careers.  Every year, they ask local businesses to get involved in work-related learning to build effective partnerships between […]

Tax cut on National Insurance Contributions for Employers in 2014

Have you heard of the National Insurance Contributions Bill?  How about the Employment Allowance? Not everyone has heard of this legislation but what this Bill says is that from April this year (2014), an Employment Allowance has been introduced which will give businesses and charities a £2,000 tax cut on National Insurance Contributions for employers […]

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